Amanda Sims, MD, Psychiatrist in Newton
I am a Harvard trained psychiatrist, with expertise in both psychotherapy and pharmacological treatment. I have been in private practice for almost 20 years, working extensively with women's mental health issues. I have helped my clients navigate emerging young adulthood, eating disorders, infertility, pregnancy and the postpartum period, and menopause. I am an integrative psychiatrist, that believes in exploring and treating the underlying physiological causes of mental illnesses, and combine nutraceuticals and complementary treatment with pharmacotherapy.
I provide diagnostic evaluations for mood, anxiety and eating disorders. I provide consultations for women struggling with reproductive and hormonal issues, and for people with chronic medical illnesses, including Lyme disease. I strive to empower my clients to understand the causes of their psychiatric illnesses and to play an active role in managing their treatment.
I apply an integrative approach to treatment, combining different psychotherapy modalities and pharmacology with complementary techniques, including the use of nutritional supplements and herbs. In practicing integrative psychiatry, I consider both the mental and the physical, the mind and the body, and examine the entire spectrum of variables impacting an individual's well being.
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Qualifications

  • License No. and State: 78122 Massachusetts

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Eating Disorders
  • Women's Issues

Issues

  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy and postpartum issues
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Complementary modalities
  • Eclectic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Pharmacological consultations
  • Pharmacological treatment
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016
Amanda Sims, MD, Psychiatrist in Newton

Amanda Sims

Psychiatrist, MD